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DVD: Bridge to Terabithia

While Amy was away, it was time for us to watch a DVD we own, but that we had not watched yet. Since Amy was not there, we could watch one that she had seen, but Brandy and I had not. So Bridge to Terabithia it was. Brandy had read the book a few months back, and had given away that it had a sad ending, but not what that ending was. Otherwise, I was spoiler free. I had no idea what it was going to be about, and actually expected a Narnia wannabe sort of movie. That is not what it was.

I was expecting from the beginning for something bad to happen to the girl because of Brandy’s one spoiler, but I must admit, what actually did happen was not what I expected to happen. For anybody else spoiler-free, I have already said too much, and won’t say more. For those who have read the book or seen the movie… well, you already know.

Anyway, the exact nature of what happened was actually a bit more powerful than what I was expecting. And in a bit different way than your standard tear jerker. It just left me a bit cold. A sort of “Wait, that’s it?” sort of thing. But I think that was kind of the point.

Anyway, a good movie. Not a WALL-E but still a decent movie. It was worth a watch.